What’s that? Another exorcism film by the same guy who made Emily Rose? Yes, please. Actually, Deliver Us From Evil, which I reviewed for Aleteia this week, isn’t quite as creepy as director Scott Derrickson’s previous horror films, but it’s still a pretty solid effort.
In addition, I’ve gotta admit it’s always nice to watch Derrickson’s obsession with Catholicism. Oh sure, he’s a Presby, but it’s been obvious for years he’s fond of dipping his toes in the Tiber, although he can’t quite find the nerve to jump in and make the swim. He pretty much confirms as much in a recent interview with Steven Greydanus.
Of course, despite Derrickson’s respect for the Church, not every Catholic is a fan of his films. Fr. Dennis, who can usually be counted on to give at least three stars to just about anything, blasts Deliver Us From Evil with a total of zero. Why? Because the movie changes just about everything from the book upon which it was based. Can you believe Hollywood would ever do such a thing? Have they no respect for historical accuracy?
Speaking of movies and history, just in time for the 4th of July weekend, Donald R. McClarey over at the American Catholic discusses a recent list of top ten movie battle speeches and adds a few suggestions of his own. Those are all pretty good, but we have to wonder why nobody mentioned what is undoubtedly the best motivational battle speech of all time...
What do you mean that’s too silly to make the list? What’s wrong with silly? Jason Dietz from NonModern must not think there’s anything wrong with silly since he’s decided to try baptizing A Shot In The Dark.
See? Some things that sound silly can actually have serious undertones. That’s probably why Father V. over at Adam’s Ale is starting to get a bit concerned about the idea of robot marriage.
And on that ominous note, we’ll call it quits for this time. Before you go, though, you might want to think about heading over to Kickstarter. It looks like the folks behind The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra series are looking for a little help in funding Part 3, so If you’ve got some spare change after paying your monthly bills and dropping your envelopes in the collection basket, you might want to consider donating to such a worthy cause.